Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: September Closes With Great Fly Fishing

 Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for September 20th – 26th 2010.
Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
 1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
8o – 82  Inshore
81 – 84  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 71
High – 88

Hi folks,

We had some weather this past week.  On Tuesday we were hit by a late developing tropical storm.  On Monday it was just an area of disturbed weather, then quickly became a depression and by the evening it became Tropical Storm Georgette, with winds gusting to 45 mph.  As it passed through our area mid afternoon on Tuesday, it produced winds of about 40 mph and provided us with about 3 inches of rain in a 24 hour period.  As I write this report we are currently experiencing an afternoon thunderstorm that is giving us even more rain.  The rains are very nice.  They have dropped our air temeatures a few degrees making the day time highs slightly cooler than last week.   Our mountains and hillsides are currently beautiful with cactus starting to bloom and flowers showing color.  This is a very scenic time to be here in Baja.

On the fishing front things have slowed down a little bit.  The storm caused the water to get quite churned up and with that we experienced some slower fishing.  We continue to see the fishing improve although it is still not as good as it was.  I believe over the next few days we will be back to the wonderful fishing we were experiencing before the storm.  The tuna bite has gradually gotten better the last couple of days.  The tuna are spread out with some boats finding them a long ride to the south while others have found some very nice fish associated with schools of porpoise.  Most of the porpoise have been a fairly long run due east 15 – 20 miles off shore.  The fish that are being found with the porpoise are on the larger side with fish as large as 170lbs. being taken.

The fly fishing for Dorado has also slowed slightly from what it was last week.  Most of the fly fishing for Dorado we saw last week was down to the south in the same area as the tuna.  On Saturday we did have a very good Dorado bite close to home.  This bite was located right out front of the light house.  Most of the fish were ranging from 5 – 20lbs.  The rains we are currently experiencing should help the Dorado fishing as some of the arroyos may run enough to carry some structure out to sea.  This structure could include things like root balls, trash, old palm frons, really anything that floats.  Dorado love to hide under anything that floats and these rains will hopefully provide structure for the Dorado to hide under and in turn, provide opportunities for the fly fishing angler.   

We continue to see strong numbers of bill fish.  We currently have very good numbers of sail fish in the area and with the water temperatures dropping ever so slightly we have seen an increase of stripe marlin as well.  As I have mentioned in the past;  later September and the entire month of October are excellent opportunities for an angler who is looking to hook a bill fish on the fly.    

Inshore we continue to see good fly fishing for rooster fish, small jacks, lady fish and pompano just to name a few.  As mentioned previously, the needle fish are here in abundance.  If you are fishing inshore you need to be patient.  Understand that you will hook a few needles no matter how hard you try not to and accept that you will loose a few flies to the needles.  If you do that you will definitely get your chances at other game fish that might be more appealing to you.

As I posted in my last report, I will be offering a special  on guide fees for the rest of September and October.  The special includes: pay for 2 guided days and get the third free or pay for 4 guided days and get the fifth and sixth free.  In order to redeem this special, please mention that you saw it on my report or heard about it from one of my other sources where I advertise.

Until next time………Keep fishing!! 

   

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Baja Is Fly Fishing Paradise

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Above is Todd VanBlankenstein showing off just one of the very nice Tuna he caught while fishing with The Reel Baja.

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Derrick Stewart from Las Vegas, NV and a very nice Skip Jack. 

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Jeanie Koenemann showing off a nice Dorado. 

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Lynn Koenemann and his first Rooster ever on a fly rod.

 Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for September 13th – 19th 2010.
Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
 1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
82 – 85  Inshore
85 – 87  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 81
High – 97

Hi folks,

Our weather is still very warm.  We had a very dry week here along the beaches and just the isolated afternoon rain shower in the mountains. As I write this report we are experiencing an afternoon rain shower.  We need the rain as we have not had much this month and we are in “the rainy season”.  It appears that we will not have any trouble with a tropical storm this year.  We still have a couple weeks to go but at this point nothing is forming below us at this time.  We get most of our moisture for the year out of a storm and with nothing on the horizon any precipitation like we are experiencing now is welcomed.

We have had very sunny skies and high humidity making day time temperatures feel higher than they are.  It is forecast that we will see overcast skies early in the upcoming week and by Wednesday we will be back to bright and sunny skies and very warm temperatures.

On the fishing front,  I had a guest say, “Baja is fly fishing paradise”.  We continue to see very good fishing for the blue water species.  These include Tuna, Skip Jack, Dorado, Sail fish and Marlin.  Most of the Tuna and Dorado were a very long run this past week.  They were located down toward the South past Megano’s Blanco about fifteen minutes.  For those that took the hour and fifteen minute trip one way it was worth it.  Most of the boats got into excellent fishing for Tuna and Dorado.  We found some outstanding fly fishing in this area and my clients had a blast.  Most of the fish were not huge but very respectable.  The Tuna on average were 8 – 20 lbs. with a few in the 60 – 100 lbs. range.  Dorado ranged from 8 – 15 lbs. and a few of the boats found some up to 30 lbs.  It was a very good week for the fly anglers as the numbers of Tuna and Dorado in this area provided us with very good action.

For the fly anglers looking for bill fish, the action this past week was excellent.  We have very strong numbers of Sail fish in the area currently.  Most of the Sail fish have been straight out in front of the hotel anywhere from 8 – 20 miles.  The boats that are targeting them have been raising on average three to six a day with some boats raising as many as 12-15 fish per day.  I know of one boat that went out on a half day trip and by eleven in the morning they had released seven Sail fish.  Sail fish are not the only bill fish we have in the area currently.  We also have a good number of Stripe Marlin and a good number of smaller Blue Marlin as well.  The Marlin have been a little further to the south along the ridge from Cabo Pulmo to the light house.  Most of the Stripe Marlin have been between 90 – 120 lbs. making them a very fun fly rod fish.

Inshore we continue to see a good number of smaller Rooster fish along with species such as Lady fish, Green Jacks, small Pargo, and a very few Sierra just to name a few.  The problem with fly fishing inshore currently, is that we have so many Needle fish (along with quite a few Pelicans) that getting the fly past them and to the target fish like a Rooster fish is almost impossible.  If you are willing to be patient and fight through the Needle fish you have a shot at getting some quality inshore species.  Most of the anglers this past week opted for chasing the off shore species for two reasons.  First, the fishing for Dorado and Tuna was excellent and the frustration level of Needle fish tearing up flies every cast was a little too much to take for most anglers.

Over all we have very good fishing at the moment.  If you are looking for a great fall fly fishing trip, Baja is unbeatable.  As I posted in my last report, I will be offering a special  on guide fees for the rest of September and October.  The special is: pay for two guided days and get the third free or pay for four guided days and get the fifth and sixth free.  All you have to do to get this special is mention that you saw it on my report or heard about it from one of the other places I have it advertised.

Until next time………Keep fishing!!